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Lions Notes: The Ringer names Detroit 27th best team in NFL

The Ringer is not very high on the Lions entering 2019.

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With only two days to go until the start of the NFL season, it’s time for everyone to release their season predictions. I have been releasing mine over the past week, and The Ringer’s Robert Mays recently did as well. Similar to ours here at Pride of Detroit, they started at the bottom and went team by team as to who they think will be the best team in the NFL this year.

Mays has the Detroit Lions coming in 27th on his list. He cites problems in the defensive back seven and the Lions outdated offense as reasons for why this team may fail this year. On the positive end, he mentions defensive tackle Da’Shawn Hand as a potential breakout candidate.

Detroit comes in as the lowest team in the NFC North on the list. Luckily for them, their Week 1 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, comes in dead last at No. 32.

  • Lions rookie corner Amani Oruwariye may not have had the best preseason, but as the Lions official PR Twitter account points out, he did a great job displaying his playmaking skills with five passes defended. This is the best single preseason total for a Lions defender in 16 years.

  • The Detroit Lions released their first depth chart of the upcoming season, per team reporter Tim Twentyman. Similar to the preseason depth charts, this is created by the media team, not the coaching staff, so it may not be reflective of what we see this Sunday. So, for example, don’t read too much into Kenny Wiggins being listed as the starting left guard.

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